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Sounds Like San Diego: March 28

Lestat's West hosts its "last show probably maybe" Wednesday with a who's who of local performers

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    Gregory Page (left) performs at Lestat's West Wednesday.

    Gentrification is a curse to many, but the hands of change cannot be stopped. Sadly, this means old neighborhoods become so expensive that long-time residents and businesses alike can't always sustain. Add to that the short attention spans of concertgoers who'd rather talk and text than pay a cover and quietly listen to music -- and it feels inevitable that the changes in Normal Heights and its demographics has made the owner of Lestat's rethink the use of his space as a music venue. While tonight isn't actually the "last show ever" (there are actually others booked at least throughout the week), tonight is going to be a special night with many of the artists who've graced the Lestat's stage over the years, including Gregory Page, for whom the stage is named. The show is cheap, too, so come say goodbye, hug it out, thank Louis Brazier for giving his heart and soul to the space, and maybe enough outpouring could convince the owner that shutting it down would be a total loss for the neighborhood and the music community at large. Around town, SISU plays Casbah, George Clinton is back at House of Blues, country-folk duo Michigan Rattlers play Soda Bar, and the Schizophonics Soul Revue heads north to the Belly Up.

    Wednesday, March 28:

    • The Last Show Probably Maybe: Icons of the Scene ft. Gregory Page, Jeff Berkley, Dallas McLaughlin, Alex Woodard, Veronica May, Saba, Get Back Loretta, Annie Bethancourt, Evan Bethany, Nena Anderson, Josh Hall, Derren Raser, Molly Jenson and more @ Lestat's
    • SISU, Witness 9, Battery Point, DJ Jon Blaj @ Casbah
    • George Clinton, Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf @ House of Blues
    • The Schizophonics Soul Revue, Shake Before Us, Tigers of Bengal @ Belly Up
    • Michigan Rattlers, the Paragraphs @ Soda Bar
    • Year of the Dead Bird, Your Friendly Bartender, Roadside Coyotes @ The Merrow
    • Rock Lotto @ Bar Pink
    • 1,2,3 It's Wednesday with DJ EdROC @ The Office
    • Deathgrave, Annapura, Bob Ross, Heat @ Tower Bar
    • Aaron Lewis @ Sycuan Casino
    • Sasquatch, Amigo, The Focke Wolves, Mortar @ Brick by Brick
    • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
    • Dance Klassique with DJs Joe P, Lil Ryan, Gomez @ Blonde
    • Open Mic Night @ Pour House  
    • Psydecar, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • Ill Poetic with Ill Atmospherics @ Air Conditioned Lounge
    • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
    • It's Never 2L8 @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Office Hours with the Professor @ El Dorado
    • El Haragan y Cia, Marujah, Bipolarte @ Music Box
    • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

    Ilya S. Savenok